Netflix investigated one of its senior officials in Spain for his "very worrying" behavior against the LGTBI collective
Vice President Original Content of Netflix in Spain and Portugal, the Mexican Diego Avalos, has been investigated for his behavior «aggressive and intimidating«. An attitude that has particularly affected employees who are members of the collective LGTBIQ + and to people with children.
Complaints against Avalos They were initially presented through an anonymous line that is available to employees to raise any question that arises in the workplace. That complaint prompted the company to launch an internal investigation this spring.
The agency specialized in finance Bloomberg had access to a leaked documentation which includes a letter from the company's human resources management dated on April 9th 2021. The conclusion of the investigation was that some events had occurred "deeply disturbing". Avalos had used "language and displayed attitudes in various meetings that were not inclusive with the LGTB community and / or employees with children”. His attitude was described as “extremely direct".
Finally, they decided to give him the opportunity to “change your communication and leadership style”, Also giving him advice on the matter from that moment on. Avalos accepted responsibility for what happened and that his decisions and behaviors went against the values of Netflix, leading to feelings of anxiety and intimidation in some employees of the Spanish office.
Following the investigation, a company spokesperson Netflix Spain has declared: "We are committed and actively working to increase diversity within our workforce, as well as to ensure that Netflix have a respectful, inclusive and safe work environment".